Celtic have made fabulous progress under Rodgers this season and have stormed their way to the Scottish Premiership title with an unbeaten campaign, and will hope to add Watkins to further enforce their dominance.
While it has not been suggested that Rodgers read the Riot Act to the Scotland striker, it certainly can be assumed that Griffiths is clearer this evening than he was 24 hours ago about who calls the shots at Celtic.
"Celtic are a good side but we stood off them and played with a fear, I think that was there for all to see, for the first five, 10 minutes and they could probably have been ahead before we gave them the penalty".
The awards keep coming for Celtic as manager Brendan Rodgers and captain Scott Brown have been named as Ladbrokes' manager and player of the season respectively.
The pair talked again yesterday at Celtic's training centre outside Lennoxtown and the Irishman admitted he could appreciate the Scot's frustration at being taken off given the hard season he has endured. There's absolutely nothing. He's a really good young guy.
Speaking about the meeting with the striker, Rodgers had this to say this afternoon. If I'd his little head I'd be thinking "maybe I didn't play and I'm trying to show my manager something".
"Unfortunately for him, it's my job to protect the team and the whole group - not just one player - in order for us to succeed".
The 24-year-old playmaker started a second consecutive match in the SPL and capped a dominant first half display with a goal on 26 minutes.
"He understands that totally now". I have reiterated to him that he...
'The message will always be private. If there is any reassurance that the supporters ever needed from one of their own then I will tell them.
On-loan Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts grabbed a brace with midfielders Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor also on the scoresheet as the Hoops extended their unbeaten domestic record to 45 games since the start of the season. You can't do things like that of course.